Guacamole

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Guacamole (Spanish [awakamole]; sometimes informally referred to as ‘guac’ in North America is an avocado-based dip or salad first created by the Aztecs in what is now Mexico.  In addition to its use in modern Mexican cuisine, it has also become part of international and American cuisine as a dip, condiment and salad ingredient.  As Avocado is the main ingredient, guacamole suffers from the price fluctuations of this very seasonal item.

Cooking Method

To get the avocado out of its ‘shell’ is very easy.  Cut lengthwise and then twist the two halves on each other.  Gently remove the stone with the point of a knife.  Now with a tablespoon run around the two halves and separate the flesh from the skin.

Now mash the avocado with mortar and pestle, or even a potato masher.  Stir in onion, garlic, tomato, lime juice, salt and pepper.  Season with remaining lime juice and salt and pepper to taste.  Chill for half an hour to blend flavors.

The lime juice will stop the avocado going brown.

IngredientsServes 4
Avocados2
Onion, finely chopped small1
Garlic, minced1 clove
Tomato ripe, chopped1
Lime, juice1 lime
Salt and ground black pepper to taste